The Government of Indonesia, represented by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, filed a lawsuit at the Central Jakarta District Court in May 2017 against The Petroleum Authority of Thailand Public Company Limited (SET: PTT) and two of its affiliated companies related to the 2009 Montara oil spill. The first hearing on the case was held on August 2017 but had to be postponed. On November 23, 2017, the hearing continued and all parties attended the hearing. The Panel of Judges then ordered the parties to go through a mediation process. Meanwhile, the Federal Court of Australia had released their judgement on the lawsuit filed by the fishermen in East Nusa Tenggara in November 15, 2017 and declared that the fishermen were all entitled to the requested extension of the limitation period.To subscribe please click here